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obama if not for nelson mandela. for "this week." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> and we're lucky now to be joined by four individuals who had unique working relationships with nelson mandela. bill keller. dr. gay mcdougall, who campaigned for his release from prison. stan greenberg, his pollster and strategist. and ambassador jendayi frazer. thanks to all of you for being here. bill, let me begin with you. we ended the piece with the relation obama and nelson mandela. and president clinton. they're important but didn't agree in important ways as politicians. >> they are. it's -- was noteworthy that the president he felt closest to was bill clinton because they had more in common and that mandela and obama. mandela has the joy in the robust give and take of politics. the schmoozing. the deal-making. the stage craft. the theater. obama is more cerebral. he doesn't seem to enjoy going up and shaking hands and the favors. >> speaking of the political theater. we have the video. you were with mandela on the day he cast the vote for president, waved that ballot. he knew what t
. obama will attend the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old is at a local home. he came back to the united statessen saturday was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell, and well fed, eating traditional korean food and said that is not my english when asked about t
it free at >> president obama and the first lady are on the way to south africa to pay their respects to nelson mandela. now the latest on the other world leaders headed for johannesburg and a final tribute. >> the week long farewell to nelson mandela is underway in south africa. >> this is the spit of the people around the world and here in south africa in the streets and townships and suburbs, people are united, holding hands, helping each other. >> president obama and first lady departed washington if south africa joined by george w. bush and his wife laura, and former secretary of state, hick. tomorrow's event is held in the soccer stadium where mandela made the last public appearance at the world cup closing ceremony in 2010. the world literally is coming to south africa. 91 heads of state and government, ten former heads of state, and dozens of other v.i.p.'s will join 90,000 regular south africans eager to pay were ares to the man who healed a nation and changed history. security will be tight. flight restrictions and thousands of police officers will be on duty
obama announced a new $100 million initiative today to help find a cure for hiv. the president made the announcement at the white house to mark world aids day which was yesterday. the money will go to the national institutes of health. the president says the u.s. should be at the forefront of discoveries to eliminate hi vice president or put it into remission without requiring life long therapy. >> those of who you lived through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be seen or heard or to be treated with basic compassion. >> the white house also marked world aids day by hanging a giant red ribbon between columns. president obama announced the u.s. has surs passed the goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to antiretroviral drugs. >>> a new epidemic of sorts is being reported in america, a growing number of twins. nearly half babies born to mothers who use advanced fertility aids were multiple births. twins have higher risk of prematurity and serious health problems. new guidelines e
walker. the frantic attempt to save his life moments after the wreck. >> the president's new p.r. blitz for obamacare but will the newly fixed website hold up to all the traffic he [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] of using toothpaste to clean a denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why dentists recommend polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. >>> we have just learned that a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash last night in san francisco was a co-host of the hgtv show "curb appeal," hit by a director around 8:30 last night. beckweather was taken to san francisco general but died from the in
. >>> in other news tonight president obama said the growing gap between rich and poor threatens america's founding ideals and he calls for a raise in the minimum wage to $10 an hour. his remarks come ahead of a day of protest, fast food workers in this country in some 100 cities plan to walk off the job tomorrow to push for higher pay. >>> meanwhile vice-president biden was in china shaking things up within hours of arriving there. the first stop on his two-day visit, it was the u.s. embassy where he told a group of mostly young people, chinese waiting in line for visas, they should challenge their own government, saying innovation can occur only when you breathe free. >>> and back here at home, chicago police are reporting some welcome news tonight, what could be the fewest number of homicides since 1965. to the end of november there were 380 homicides reported and at this time last year the number was 474. after last year's surge in violence, the police launched a sweeping crime fighting initiative including more officers on patrol. >>> next here tonight, proof that generosity can cha
their respects. as for the "fast & furious" sequel, it is facing a delay in production. cecilia vega, abc news. >> all right. >>> the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. th
silicon valley tech companies are now calling on president obama and congress to curb their government surveillance programs. among the silicon valley companies taking part in this new is google and cupertino's apple, and facebook, and yahoo and san francisco's twitter. all the companies are publishing an open letter in several united states newspapers today. >> documents leaked by contractor edward snowden reveal the government has collected information from millions of people often without their knowledge. the n.s.a. has called everything it is doing "perfectly legal." >> america's love affair with diet soda is fizzing out. sales have drop percent the last year because of health-related. internet stories are amplifying concerns about the sweetners which the fa says are "safe," but studies have raised concerns including links to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. >> a big honor for san francisco guitarist carlos santana one of five to receive honors last night. the 66-year-old is one of only a few latinos to receive the top arts award and began playing guitar after hearing blues and
. >>> and president obama is launching a new campaign today, trying to sell the benefits of his new health care law. it comes just a day after a surge in new visitors to the website. but problems with the site still remain. and a new poll finds that one-third of younger americans don't even know about the law. >>> and new details about that deadly train derailment here in new york on sunday. sources say it was likely caused by human error. the train was traveling some 82 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. the engineer's cell phone is now being analyzed to determine if he was, in fact, distracted at the time of the trash. drug and alcohol testing has not yet been completed, as well. >>> and a new report card shows that american teens are falling further behind in math. u.s. tenth graders now rank 30th in the world. yes, trailing 29 other countries, in standardized testing. they scored about the same as they did four years ago. more students from other countries improved their scores. >>> and just as the holiday season kicks into very high gear, a serious problem for the nation
to the internet but lack high speed connections to support tablets and lap tops >> there is a new resource to help students and parents get money for college. an online financial aid tool kit. it's one of the measures the obama administration is taking to make the college application process going a bit more smoothly. we have a link on our web site abc7 under see it on tv. college has gotten so expensive. >> that is right. a study shows because a record number of college grads are deeper in debt. >> just keeps getting worse and worse. the picture for college grads is unfortunately bleak. a study finds 71% are leaving school with debt hanging over their heads up from 68% just five years ago. and the debt is higher than ever. it's now averaging $29,000. and the final blow, 18% of grads can't find jobs they're more likely to find a job than those did who did not go to college. >>> a warning to those who use google, facebook, yahoo, twitter. hackers stolen user names and pass words of 2 million users of those sites. most owners of the accounts have been notified, however, to be safe, experts
but that we look back at his life and we are stunned with the effect that it had on this world. the news of course touched so many people around the world, including here at home and president obama, who not long ago spoke about the profound effect mandela had on his own life. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> and we want to show you a picture now. president obama then 19 years old, a college student, protesting apartheid an campus. he said that was the moment that mandela, quote, gave him a sense of what is possible in this world. sending a jolt of electricity through his homeland but also this nation, america, founded on equality for all. abc's byron pitts now on what mandela meant to the united states. >> reporter: just four months after he was set free from prison in 1990, nelson mandela set foot in america for the very first time. an 8-city tour starting in new york. it was magical. it was as if malcolm and martin were still a
. >>> new this morning, president obama is urging congress to extend unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the year. in his weekly address the president says the unemployment benefits may make a difference between hardship and catastrophy for 1.3 million americans. he adds an extension of the benefits will help keep the economy growing. >>> if congress refuses to act, it won't just hurt families already struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >>> fighting a report the president says allowing the benefits to expire could cost businesses 240,000 jobs. >>> the california public utilities commission has announced it's joining the investigation into this week's disabled bart train incident. at least nine people went to the hospital wednesday after the train became stuck in a berkeley hills tunnel. bart says the train stopped after a short caused emergency
for advanced help. >>> the obama administration is urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist. after he appeared in a new video. 85-year-old merrill newman is seen confessing to war crimes, reading from an awkwardly phrased text. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he is is in good health. the family is hoping to have him home before the new year. >>> a bizarre death happening at the broncos-chiefs game. the owner of an suv went to his car, there was a stranger sitting inside. the two struggled. when the stranger tried to run away, he collapsed and later died. he was not shot or stabbed. it will take an autopsy to find out what caused his death. >>> a show of support in the fight against the hiv. the white house was one of the most famous sites. they hung a giant symbolic red ribbon from the portico. >>> pope francis called on people to pray for people wit
, abc news, johannesburg. >> alex, thank you. >>> president obama called himself one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela. he ordered flags at the white house and across the country to be lowered to half staff. karen travers has reaction from around the world. ♪ >> reporter: outside of the home where nelson mandela died, they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: that sense of historical loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> reporter: to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed? >> reporter:. >> reporter: as a young ma
obama. >> forget electronics or jewelry this holiday so, the new push now underway to get californians to "gift" health insurance. >> a new mega jackpot is up for grabs, how much is at stake in the mega will months drawing. >> we want to see how the freezing cold is affecting you. send us your photos at to those who've been waiting welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage, and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at >>> covering walnut creek, burlingame, campbell and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> a look at washington, dc, outside the south african embassy, the statue of the late nelson mandela. folks have been bringing things as a memorial, cars and candles in honor of the civil rights leader and politician who passed away at the aim -- age of 95. >> republican to's embattled mayor is criticizing president obama. mayor ford is denowing the health care laissezzing affordable care -- saying affordable care act is too expensive in spite of california having a government-run h
death as new details and images from that deadly crash emerge. >>> and major improvement to health what the obama administration says it's done to give visit ovrz a glitch-free experience. >> hi there, everyone. i'm meteorologist lee glancer today. temperatures in the 70s. by wednesday we could be talking about some frooed freeze warnings for the bay area. get ready for a huge drop in and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> new details continue to meerj about the fiery car crash that killed "fast and furious" actor paul walker. the sheriff department says speed was a factor in the crash. walker's publicist says he was a passenger in the car drive
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weather cake at the end. champion will be the new host of the weather channel. >> newest member of the obama family too frisky at the white house. 2-year-old ashton gardener fell after the water dog got too close owe-to-her. first lady helped up the little girl. you can see sony was licking her face. everybody is okay. it was a holiday arts and crafts event. she just got scared >> yes. yes. >> pablo picasso's ravelling off $130 offering 50,000 raffle tickets. >> the money will go to charity working to save a ancient city in lebanon. he says a friend came up with the unusual charity idea. >> organizing a dinner was boring. and always the same type of thing. she came up with idea to make a raffle. put picasso as a winning prize. she told me this idea i was wondering it will be very difficult. >> actually so far, so good. the raffle expected to generate about $5 million. the winner will be announced december 18th in paris. >> still ahead at 4:00, the 911 recordings from the day of the newtown school shooting are released. >> plus, autopsy results are in for fast and furious actor p
picks. >>> disgraced congressman anthony weiner. "new york daily news" says that weiner is in talks to host a radio show. >>> michelle obama had to do quick damage control after the newest addition to the family got out of control. >> sunny got so excited he knocked over a toddler. ashton gardner is fine. the first lady helped her up and gave her a hug. and sunny made nice. we'll learn more about the event later in the newscast. so glad she didn't cry. she handled it like a champ. >>> coming up, the original muscle car redefined. we'll show you the brand-new ford mustang. >>> plus, the secret inside victoria's secret. the way they treat men and women differently. >>> and the mystery of the big tipper. 5 grand here. 10 grand there. we now may know who is living the famous tips for jesus. >>> this morning, major fines are being leveled against eight financial firms including two giant american banks. citigroup and jpmorgan chase are among the banks fined more than $2 billion for rigging interest rates. the commission said it was shocking to find so many banks that should have been com
to his ancestral village of qunu for burial. alex marquart, abc news, johannesburg. >>> here at home, the u.s. paying its highest respects. >> president obama has given the order to fly u.s. flags at half-staff, saying mandela no longer belongs to us but to the ages. >>> elsewhere across the nation, people of all walks of life are reacting to the news of nelson mandela's death. >> abc's tahman bradley has the latest from washington. >> reporter: tributes keep pouring in for the man that defeated south africa's brutal apartheid system. americans are paying their respects from indiana to harlem, new york, to brooklyn. >> he was so very strong. >> reporter: in washington, people gathered at mandela's statue outside the south african embassy. >> for me, it's a sense of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot more things. >> reporter: president obama, attending a hanukkah reception last night at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and hope. and sought to bring about justice, not only in south afr
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forecasts which is free at >> the latest in the search for a missing bay area family whose plane is lost in the idaho wilderness. >> what president obama is calling the twin challenge of our time and what needs to be done. >> the core for releases the autopsy results for paul walker and what really killed the beloved movie [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] >> developing news of the south bay family would plane disappeared over idaho on sunday. searchers called in reinforcement to scour the rugged terrain that took off in oregon on sunday but never made it in montana. our reporter is in the newsroom with the latest. >> the spokesman for the valley county sheriff says that 18 more members of the idaho mountain search and recess unit are on the ground and three more fixed wick planes are in the sky, so, now, 60 people and seven planes or seven aircraft are searching for the missing plane and the smith family. it is a signal will the transmitter
the community spirit behind giving tuesday, today, a new global campaign to crete a dave charity and voluntarism following a consumer spending binge spearheaded on www. giving and endorsed by the obama administration. we are encouraging people to donate. >> very nice. doing good this holiday season could make you $7,000 richer. go to our facebook page and take the pledge. with each pledge we will donate a dollar in your honor to the feeding america food bank and up to $7235,000. everyone who takes the pledge will be entered to win $7,000. the winner is announced december 19th. spread the love. help us give where you live. >> coming up, a possible chew to why some people suffer from migraines. the every day product that could be the culprit. >> an incredible story of survival, a man found alive at three days trapped in a sunken ship on the ocean floor. >> hundreds of children will take part in a toy festival part of the firefighters' toy give away. santa will be there and along with mayor lee. the department of child support services will help hand out toys to more than 1,200 kids the
the >>> covering santa clara, east bay and all bay area this is abc7 news. >> welcome back. it is 5:14. the white house says president obama is preparing to deliver a speech on the economy including renewing the call for increasing the minimum wage. the president plans to argue the case that income inequality and wages not moving up are threatening retirement security. the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 and higher in california. polls show the economy remains the single biggest concern for americans despite the recent focus on health care. unemployment is high at 7.3 percent. >> nothing unusual about seeing windows where you go but did you know that microsoft considered getting into the lingerie business? >> no. efforts are underway to avert another government shut down. now we have the bloomberg business report from jane king. >> good morning, never thought microsoft and bra would be in the same sentence but here it is. first, though, possible progress inives to avoid another government shut down. budget negotiators are close to a zeal where democrats will raise fees for airline passenger
. the white house says president obama will attend. they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african leader. a music hall changed it's marquis to read in memory of nelson mandela. join us for abc7 news at 6:00 beginning at 6:30. >> breaking news there is a state wide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl abducted in washington. the chp says she was taken by a 19-year-old acquaintance. they're believed to be heading to california we have their pictures for you. that is coming up tonight at 5:00 >>. the cold snap continues to roll through the bay area. we saw this morning a freeze set or tied records in several locations thchl is the live look from mount tam. >> people in scots valley woke up to a frozen landscape. lawns and bus
that canada prides itself in a government run h care system and says as a person i like president obama. i don't like his policies. >> some parents are sounding off after a new baby bouncy seat has an ipad holder. the toy company released this video showing how it works. the toy company is selling the seat for $80 and says it offers play and learning at finger tips of the baby but some parents are disgusted. customer reviews say the contraption has to be one of the worst ideas for baby products. what do you think? you can join the conversation on >> i could write a whole blog because i have so much to say about that but we don't have the time now. >> in a word? >> i thought you were going with the brrr word. >> that works. i put the picture of 23 degrees but can you beat that? >> i got a tweet, 20 degrees in north livermore! here is live doppler 7 hd, it is clear. it is sitting on top of mt. st. helena so when the storm comes in it will be the first to see it and it will have snow in it, too. 38 now, and 37 in west portal the cool spot around san francisco and coming in throu
♪ >>> a good evening to you and welcome back to this special edition of "world news." tonight we are remembering nelson mandela, a man who changed this world. president obama saying just hours ago he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. at 95, his death not a surprise, but the lessons of his life still reverbrating around the globe, that long walk to freedom, brimming with humility, resilient, a determination to forgive. and there has been a huge outpouring of emotion, reaction from around the world tonight, our team there starting with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran who joins us right now from london. terry? >> reporter: it is a profound moment for south africa and really for the world, the marking of the passing of this remarkable man and of the end of an era in human grace and dignity. in south africa itself, in the neighborhood which was a segregated township where nelson mandela lived before he went to prison for 27 years and where he went home to. there is a combination of mourning, of sorrow and celebration and gratitude, people gathering outside
president obama and former u.s. presidents. >>> newlywed murder. a trial set to begin today for a young bride accused of pushing her new husband off the cliff. as new details in this case emerge. >> edge of the world. no harness, no safety net. a daredevil takes his handstand to new heights. >>> and good monday morning. we begin with snow-covered runways and roadways following a wintry storm that seemed to catch people offguard. >> and it's not over yet. a look at the radar there. after a day of snow and ice, the slow-moving system still stretching from the deep south all the way up to maine. >> and this is what it did overnight in the northern suburbs of new york city, icy roads contributed to this nasty multi-car pileup in yonkers. it sent 40 people to the hospital. no one was killed. >>> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled today across the country. a number that's sure to grow. here's a live look at philadelphia's international airport where more than eight inches of snow fell yesterday. >> the hardest storm hit at kickoff for the philadelphia eagles game. blinding snow and wi
, the new button you could soon like on your facebook page. the bay area entertainer honored by president obama. and call it the butterfly effect. why some are calling for a ban on butterflies in the city of san francisco. and later the not so incredible, edible egg. the high-tech chef looking to replace the egg with plants. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. santana was one of the artists to receive kennedy center honors. santana is one of a few latinos to receive the top arts award. he started playing the guitar after hearing blues and rock and roll on the radio. his album "super natural" won nine grammies. the honorees are billy joel and actress shirley endozen -- endorsed by the obama administration. >> we are teaming up with our local feeding america food bank. you can ten. go to abc7 news facebook and take the pledge "give where you live," with each pledge we will donate a dollar and up to $75,000. your good deed to be rewarded. everyone who takes the pledge is entered to win $7,000 cash and the win other is announceed december 19. we talked about this, you have to take the pledge. take the pledge. do you not have to give money to that is an issue. >> a win-win. >> possible clue as to why some people suffer from migraines, the products that could be the culprit. >> an incredible story of survival found alive at three days...trapped in a sunken ship on the ocean floor. >> ahead, the white house [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are
pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny because of her rambunctious. >> she is sunny. >> she like bo, who's her older brother, i guess in a way, not by birth but a portuguese water dogs in case you are wondering. thankfully, there's zzzquil. it's not for colds, it's not for pain, it's just for sleep. ♪ because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out abou
to the latest news about the economy, and jobs in america. we learned today that last month's 203,000 new jobs were created, better than experts predicted. and look at the unemployment rate. down to 7%. and that's the lowest level since president obama took office, the lowest unemployment rate now in five years. >>> on the subject of jobs, our made in america team is back tonight. and thousands of you have already told us, you are in, and ready to buy american made gifts. it's this christmas season. what a gift to give. even just one thing could help create thousands of new jobs right here at home. you are signing up to give american workers a merry christmas, and abc's anchor david muir, captain of the team with us tonight. >> diane, we have reported on clothing right here, asking the simple question is anything made here in america any more. well, tonight not only are these jeans made here, this number right here is about to reveal everything. right down to the farmer, who grew the cotton. this week, our kickoff, made in america december to remember. and the age old question from santa. >> w
the obama family. >>> a pennsylvania catholic schoolteacher says he was fired the same day he applied for a same-sex marriage license in new jersey. michael griffin said when he told his principal he was planning to get married to his partner, he was fired on the spot. they say that he is required to follow church teachings. >>> a gold medal from the 1936 olympics just sold. owens famously won four track med dallas at the games. the auction says no one knows where the other three med dallas that he won are now located. >>> despite the frigid temperatures, thousands of people donned swim suits for a charity marathon. the run benefits two local children's charities. >>> time now for the weather. back to lee goldberg from wabc. >> that was charitable with the temperatures out there. the ice the story. moving out of dallas. a half inch of ace there, you would do this on your streets. this guy's got some skills. the stars with a nice game against the flyers last night. maybe for the bench. this guy is good. meanwhile, the icing across ar participate into parts of the tennessee valley right
and a gun on officers this morning. no patients were impacted. >> president obama has boarded air force one for a trip to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela with crowds continuing to gather outside of nelson mandela's home since news of the former antiapartheid leader's death broke last week. >> jury selection is underway in montana for the young bride accused of pushing her new husband over a cliff days after their wedding. the 22-year-old has pleaded not guilty to chaz of first-degree murder. she said it was an accident. >> this is the top movie star of 2013 of general lists, show received 89 percent more views than runner-up. san jose eating champions joey chestnut has another victory, he when a weekend trip cocktail eating contest held by a minneapolis restaurant, a contest i would want to enter, finally. you had to devour as many as appetizers. >> you could in aid minutes and he took home the trophy after eating a record nine pounds and four ounces of shrimp. >> a different kind of honor for san francisco guitarist santana one of five to receive the kennedy center awards las
. >> hi, again, dan and bianna. she's making me laugh. good morning to you again. in the news today, a national day of prayer and reflection, start of a week of events to honor nelson mandela in south africa. a memorial service is planned for tuesday, which the obama family and other dignitaries from around the world will attend. a private burial will be held next sunday where he grew up as a child. >>> a pennsylvania catholic schoolteacher says he was fired the same day he applied for a marijuana license in new jersey, a sam-sex marriage license. michael griffin said when he told his principal he was planning to get married to his male partner, he was fired on the spot. he said the headmaster for the school says the faculty is required to follow church teachings. >>> and a gold medal awarded to olympic champion jesse owens from the 1936 games was sold for 1.4 million bucks. that is the highest price for an olympic piece of memorabilia. owens famously won four track medals at the games. the auction says no one knows where the other three medals that he won are now located. >>> despi
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